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City of Scottsdale, Booster Pump Station 179

DWL was consulting architect to GHD for this complex installation of 24-foot-deep pumps in the middle of Scottsdale’s Arts District. The project blends engineering, art and community functionality. Through efficient space planning, the design team was able to incorporate a robust pump station into a limited footprint.

The project was laid out from an equipment standpoint, with an urban desert outdoor environment on space not required by the equipment. To achieve a sculptural form, the pump house building features a series of inclined planes that slope away from the street. This serves as a backdrop for a small plaza that includes a park, water feature, existing public art installation, performance venue, restroom, trolley station and destination on the city’s ArtWalk. Glass tiles along the wall’s top edge depict water seeping from a cliff face, and a symbolic moving “stream” flows along the bottom.

Awards & Recognition:

  • International Water Association (IWA), Global Project Innovation Award, 2010
  • The Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association, Public Works Project of the Yea, 2010
  • Arizona Masonry Guild Excellence, Honor Award, 2009
  • Southwest Contractor Best of Award, Honorable Mention: Small Project, 2009
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